Let’s have our first hiking experience at Eagle Peak, Mt Diablo State Park. This is a bit challenging hike however with spectacular natural views.
Distance: 8 miles loop
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Total Elevation Gain/ Loss: 2,400 feet
Shade: Partly shaded, so bring sun protection.
Facilities: Restrooms at the visitor center
Official Trail Use: No Dogs
Parking FEES: $6 (cash or check only) - https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517
Recommended Map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/517/files/mtDiabloBrochure.pdf
Note: The weather is changing and please kindly dress in layers and bring water. Carry some snacks just in case!
The lush greenery of Mitchell Canyon leads to an invigorating climb to Eagle Peak (2,369'), a favorite of local hikers. Everybody loves to visit the summit of Mount Diablo, but many seasoned San Francisco Bay Area hikers prefer this hike to Eagle Peak via Mitchell Canyon, which takes in all the features that make Mount Diablo State Park unique. Mitchell Canyon is shady with abundant wildflowers in the spring; Eagle Peak culminates a rugged hike to jaw-dropping vistas of the East Bay and surrounding terrain. On a clear winter day you might be able to spot the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Madre. (taken from https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/eagle-peak-loop?referrer=everytrail)
96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, CA, us
Hiking Date and start time:
Date: on Saturday the 11/17/2018
Start time: 9:00 AM
Food and Libation:
After the strenuous hike let’s all visit to the awesome Ed’s Mudville Grill for some tasty food and libations.
6200 Center St Ste D, Clayton, CA[masked]
NOTE: Please bring cash at Ed's Mudville Grill
LEGAL NOTICE: Joining this hike is entirely voluntary and participants signing up for this activity fully understand the risks associated with the activity. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in this hike and be prepared with the appropriate water, food, clothing, and first aid. Hike organizers make no warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By signing for this event, you are accepting all the rules of this hike.